Pubdate: Wed, 27 Sep 2006
Source: Ottawa Citizen (CN ON)
Copyright: 2006 The Ottawa Citizen
Author: Russell Barth
Bookmark: (Cannabis - Medicinal - Canada)


The safest and most versatile medicinal herb in the world, and the 
Tories don't want to fund research into it. That does not surprise me 
in the least. I expect the $4 million they won't be spending on 
medical marijuana research, they will be spending on some idiotic 
anti-pot campaign aimed at kids.

Canada could be in the vanguard of medical marijuana research, but 
this "new" government wants to let that opportunity slip by. The 
economic opportunities, and Canada's reputation in the world of 
medical research, would skyrocket, but not now.

I wonder if this decision was influenced by the Tories' 
quasi-moralistic ideology, or by their industry-loving economic 
polices? Thanks to their friends in the Tory government, Big Pharma 
won't have to worry about medical marijuana taking away too many more 
of their customers.

Not until the next election, anyway.

Russell Barth,


Federal medical marijuana licence holder 
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